Gitte Gravengaard

Gitte Gravengaard

Associate Professor

Primary fields of research

Gravengaard has worked extensively on professional practice and discourse, on professional expertise, and on how novices are socialised into a professional culture.

Combining ethnography, linguistics, sociology, and theories of professions with qualitative research methods, she has been able to explicate and describe what is normally tacit knowledge in the professionals’ routinised practice, and she has demonstrated how this tacit professional knowledge is passed on to newcomers via socialisation processes.

Her newest research project focuses on socialising processes in the newsroom - on how journalist interns are socialised into this professional praktice.

Gravengaard has written several peer-reviewed monographs, a large number of peer-reviewed articles in journals and chapters in books and conference papers, as well as other articles for journals, books, websites and conferences.



Gravengaard is an experienced university teacher and supervisor, having taught MA and PhD courses within Communications at UCPH since 2004 and supervised a large number of master’s theses and bachelor/master’s student projects. 

Areas of teaching are: strategic communication, journalism, internship, and how to write academic texts.

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